…on Saturday, and then I stalled. My brain shut me down. It’s happened before. It will happen again. It’s like my back became unhinged and I shutdown. It’s a protection mechanism, I know, and it’s a warning sign. Still I managed to get the bar up once with 115lbs. That’s a 20lb improvement over where I was just two weeks ago. I can’t be too sad about that. Work my way back up again slowly. I lost my focus. It’s in the legs and when I try to lift with my arms, it all goes to hell. Learning….all the time.
As for the rest of the PT session on Saturday, my legs and arms are in moderate amounts of discomfort today. I know I did something, like the 100 squats and the hold and hang for the chinups. Those are coming along.
On a side note, I went to see The Social Network last night with a friend. At the root of it, the way it’s written, it’s a love story – boy meets girl, boy makes a mistake and loses girl, boy is upset and rebels, boy tries to get girl back (in the meantime, making a shitload of money). I find it amazing that the most socially inept and brilliant person, could understand the human condition so well, that he designed something that would fuel the needs of so many to be the “rockstar” among their group of friends. I find socially awkward people, who also happen to be gifted or slightly evil, very fascinating. All of the “success” books would tell you that you need to be charismatic to be successful, or at least be good at influencing people to follow you. In some cases, you need to be the total opposite. You need to be so self involved and so confident in your own direction that it takes precedence above all else. There’s another school that says you need to be observing and open to new ideas all the time. I think that is almost more important these days than being charismatic. You never know where the next great thing will spring up.
I’m reading: Crafty TV Writing. What a great book. Learning so much about TV writing.